Court, Court of Justice and Judicial Power means

Required of a court is the capacity to deliver a “definitive judgment”, and unless this power vests in a tribunal in any particular case, the mere fact that the procedure adopted by it is of a legal character and it has the power to administer an oath will not impart to it the status of a Court

United States Courts: M.L Gray

A court of common pleas, consisting of a competent number of judges, commissioned by the Governor, was required to be held in each of said districts, to hold pleas of assize, scire facias replevins, and hear and determine all manner of pleas, suits, actions and causes, civil, personal, real and mixed according to law.

Judge means

S19. "Judge". - The word "Judge" denotes not only every person who is officially designated as a Judge, but also every person,- who is empowered by law to give, in any legal proceeding, civil or criminal, a definitive judgment, or…


An International Criminal Court ("the Court") is hereby established. It shall be a permanent institution and shall have the power to exercise its jurisdiction over persons for the most serious crimes of international concern, as referred to in this Statute, and shall be complementary to national criminal jurisdictions.

Court meaning of

Section 195(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure enacts that the term "court" includes a Civil, Revenue or Criminal Court, but does not include a Registrar or Sub-Registrar under the Indian Registration Act, 1877. The expression "court" is not restricted…

Rama Rao And Anr. vs Narayan And Anr – 20/12/1968

"Originally the term "court" meant, among other meanings, the sovereign's place; it has acquired the meaning of the place where justice is administered and, further, has come to mean the persons who exercise judicial functions under authority derived either directly or indirectly from the sovereign. All tribunals, however, are not courts in the sense in which the term is here employed, namely to denote such tribunals as exercise jurisdiction over persons by reason of the sanction of the law, and not merely by reason of voluntary submission to their jurisdiction. Thus, arbitrators, committees of clubs, and the like, although they may be tribunals exercising judicial functions, are not "courts" in this sense of that term. On the other hand, a tribunal may be a court in the strict sense of the term although the chief part of its duties is not judicial. Parliament is a court. Its duties are mainly deliberative and legislative; the judicial duties are only part of its function."

Boycotting Court

Justice P. B. Sawant speaking for the Supreme Court In Re: Sanjiv Datta and Other held "our legal system, in fact, acknowledges the fallibility of the courts and provides for both internal and external checks to correct the errors. The…

Consumer Forums are not Courts but are quasi-judicial bodies or authorities or agencies

National Commission is not a Court. (See Laxmi Engineering Works v. P.S.G. Industrial Institute, (1995) 3 SCC 583; Charan Singh v. Healing Touch Hospital, (2000) 7 SCC 668; State of Karnataka v. Vishwabharathi House Building Coop. Society, (2003) 2 SCC…

Whether Chief Justice or his designate under Section 11(6) of Arbitration and Conciliation Act is a “court”

Neither the Chief Justice nor his designate under Section 11(6) is a “court” as contemplated under the Act AIR 2006 SC 3456 : (2006) 11 SCC 651 : JT 2006 (5) SC 203 : (2006) 4 SCALE 385 (SUPREME COURT…

If the Rent Controller is held not to be a “Court”, whether any private complaint would be maintainable in respect of statements falsely made before it?

(2011) 13 SCALE 137 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) Iqbal Singh Narang and Others Appellant Versus Veeran Narang Respondent (Before : Altamas Kabir and Surinder Singh Nijjar, JJ.) Criminal Appeal No. 2225 of 2011 (Arising out of SLP (Crl.) No. 5625…